Central Line episode 93: Inside the Monitor - Economics, Equity, and Patient Safety
For a deep dive into the economics of anesthesiology, Dr. Adam Striker welcomes Drs. Christopher Troianos and Grant Lynde, guest editors for the special ASA Monitor+ supplement. This wide-ranging conversation touches on how economics impacts patient safety, ethics, equity, business, and more. Recorded March 2023.
Christopher A. Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA, is professor and chair of the Anesthesiology Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Troianos has earned a national and international reputation as a cardiac anesthesiologist and echocardiographer. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, three textbooks including the most recent edition of Perioperative & Critical Care Echocardiography, and has been an invited speaker to over 240 national and international scientific educational conferences.
Dr. Troianos earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Troianos completed his anesthesiology residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the SCA, and currently serves as the president for the National Board of Echocardiography. He is also the chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ section of professional practice.
Grant Lynde, MD
Dr. Grant Lynde the chair of ASA’s section on professional standards. His research has examined the use of automation to improve patient care. He is also interested in the care environment, examining how the culture of communication in the operating room affects staff turnover, and overall patient outcomes.
Adam Striker, MD, FASA
Adam Striker, MD, FASA, is currently Chair of the ASA Committee on Communications, and is the series editor for ASA’s Central Line podcast series. He is an Associate Professor and serves as staff anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Kentucky Children’s Hospital as part of the Joint Congenital Heart Care Program. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Northwestern University.